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The Coast Of Good Intentions

By: Byers, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Mariner: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1511

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting Award and as a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Also named as Winner of the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize. View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Sceptre: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 170

ISBN: 034068058X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Charles Frazier on the title page. The true first UK Printing of the National Book Award Winner, this PBO preceded the hardcover done several months later. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author’s great-great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6416

ISBN: 0871136791

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Cold Mountain" has been SIGNED by Charles Frazier on the title page! Winner of the National Book Award for 1997. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. This is the "true" first edition with the correct number line, the John Berendt "blurb" on the front cover and the "man-woman" misprint. A small first printing of 25,000 copies that eventually sold over a m... View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York,, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6417

ISBN: 0871137100

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of the limited edition of Cold Mountain that had been specially printed and bound. These books were SIGNED by the author and numbered 1 to 500. This being copy No. 149. This special edition was distributed by the publisher to booksellers across the country in appreciation for the extraordinary hand-selling effort that made "Cold Mountain" into a tremendous literary (and commercial) success. View more info

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Lucky Girls

By: Freudenberger, Nell

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Ecco Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4528

ISBN: 0060088796

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Nell Freudenberger on the title page! Named as Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Here are five stories, set in Southest Asia and on the Indian Subcontinent - each one bearing the weight and substance of a short novella - narrated by young women who find themselves, often as expatriates, face to face with the compelling circumstances of adult love. Dustjacket praise from Richard Ford saying "Every story in this remarkable collection reveals the emergence of a truly prodigious talent." View more info

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Ellen Foster

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4534

ISBN: 0912697520

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page! A beautiful copy of the author's first book. Eudora Welty has said of Ellen Foster "Stunning. The life in this novel, the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!" Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction in 1988. "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy." With that opening sentence we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of "Ellen Foster". View more info

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Ellen Foster

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, UK, Jonathan Cape: 1988

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5907

ISBN: 0224025295

Condition: Fine


This copy of the UK edition has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction in 1988. "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy." This opening sentence introduces Ellen Foster who, in the words of Walker Percy, "is a Southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, more solemn, as funny. Old Ellen she calls herself, and she is - an eleven-year-old ancient, an old soul, as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character - and a good deal more endearing." View more info

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The Long Night of White Chickens

By: Goldman, Francisco

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4682

ISBN: 0871135094

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Francisco Goldman on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. "The Long Night of White Chickens" is a novel born of two worlds, a truly bicultural novel. Set in Guatamala in the 1980s, at the height of the military regime's tyranny, it is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocratic Guatamalan mother and his relationship with the beautiful young Guatamalan orphan sent by his grandmother to live with his family as their maid. Flor (who is never just a... View more info

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The Long Night of White Chickens

By: Goldman, Francisco

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6849

ISBN: 0871135094

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Francisco Goldman on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. "The Long Night of White Chickens" is a novel born of two worlds, a truly bicultural novel. Set in Guatamala in the 1980s, at the height of the military regime's tyranny, it is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocratic Guatamalan mother and his relationship with the beautiful young Guatamalan orphan sent by his grandmother to live with his family as their maid. Flor (who is never just a... View more info

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Winter Birds

By: Grimsley, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4423

ISBN: 1565120752

Condition: Fine


Author's 1st book. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize and a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Dorothy Allison dustjacket praise saying "I have rarely read anything as powerful as 'Winter Birds'. I wanted to steal it and pretend it was mine, or go on tour reading it out loud so people could hear how getting it right makes you both hurt and happy, makes you cry out loud and sing praises simply that we are human. This man got it right, he got it perfectly right." View more info

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Winter Birds

By: Grimsley, Jim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6981

ISBN: 1565120752

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jim Grimsley on the title page! Author's 1st book. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize and a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Dorothy Allison dustjacket praise saying "I have rarely read anything as powerful as 'Winter Birds'. I wanted to steal it and pretend it was mine, or go on tour reading it out loud so people could hear how getting it right makes you both hurt and happy, makes you cry out loud and sing praises simply that we are human. This man got it right, he got it perfectly right." View more info

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

By: Gurganus, Allan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7507

ISBN: 0394545370

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Allen Gurganus on the title page! A major literary event ...an astonishing first novel of the South from the Civil War to the present, in the voice of a woman who lived through it all. Luch Marsden is the widow of the Civil War's last surviving soldier; she is now half-blind, ninety-nine years old, locked into a charity home, and very talkative. Here is her own Homeric epic, a darkly comuc tale that straddles two centuries and forgives neither. View more info

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The All of It

By: Haien, Jeannette

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5056

Condition: Fine


A tale of human love, "The All of It" begins with Father Declan de Laughry on a salmon fishing beat, the worst on its river, and goes through a cruel day of rain during which the weather goes from bad to godawful. The sense of the fishing doneis so full and so accurate that anyonce, fisherman or not, will relish it. This is a book that is exceptionally difficult to locate in the original Godine hardcover edition. The dustjacket is price-clipped - otherwise a beautiful copy. View more info

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Dear Mr. President

By: Hudson, Gabe

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4761

ISBN: 0375413952

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Gabe Hudson on the title page! In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." Gabe Hudson was named as a 2003 recipient of of Whiting Writers' Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize ... View more info

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Dear Mr. President

By: Hudson, Gabe

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6938

ISBN: 0375413952

Condition: Fine


This copy has been INSCRIBED by Gabe Hudson on the title page "For Adam, for all hius heroics, America still needs your help. With Affection, Gabe." In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." ... View more info

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The Garden State

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4272

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Gary Krist on the title page! A marvelous first collection of short stories - Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Gary Krist’s turf is New Jersey. His characters are families - fathers, mothers, children, grandmothers, caught in the pains of divorce, remarriage, growing up, and Alzheimer’s. Publishers Weekly says that "Krist knows his territory and his people, pinning down their reality in a cultural ambience that nourishes smiles of recognition." Small remainder stripe present accounts for the grading. View more info

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The Garden State

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4273

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Gary Krist on the title page! A marvelous first collection of short stories - Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Gary Krist’s turf is New Jersey. His characters are families - fathers, mothers, children, grandmothers, caught in the pains of divorce, remarriage, growing up, and Alzheimer’s. Publishers Weekly says that "Krist knows his territory and his people, pinning down their reality in a cultural ambience that nourishes smiles of recognition." Without the seemingly ubiquitous remainder mark. View more info

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The Raven

By: Landesman, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dallas, Baskerville: 1995

Edition: First Edition/Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4032

Condition: Fine


This copy of a later printing (3rd) has been SIGNED by Peter Landesman on the title page. On June 29, 1941, 36 members of a small community near Boston go out on a picnic off Bailey Island on the pleasure craft, "Raven". In masterly prose Peter Landesman explores the mythology created around the lost pasengers and ultimately reveals the truth about their fate. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. View more info

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The Raven

By: Landesman, Peter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Dallas, Baskerville: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4034

Condition: Near Fine +


This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Landesman on the title page. There is a remainder mark tight against the spine on the bottom edge - not easily noticeable. On June 29, 1941, 36 members of a small community near Boston go out on a picnic off Bailey Island on the pleasure craft, "Raven". In masterly prose Peter Landesman explores the mythology created around the lost pasengers and ultimately reveals the truth about their fate. View more info

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The Raven

By: Landesman. Peter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Dallas, Baskerville: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4035

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Landesman on the title page! A superb copy. On June 29, 1941, 36 members of a small community near Boston go out on a picnic off Bailey Island on the pleasure craft, "Raven". In masterly prose Peter Landesman explores the mythology created around the lost pasengers and ultimately reveals the truth about their fate. View more info